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Hilton Worldwide Expands Egypt Portfolio With Two New Hilton Hotels & Resorts Properties

Egypt’s Biggest Hospitality Provider Signs New Hotels in Cairo & Alexandria

July 02, 2012  |  This information originated in U.K. English.

DUBAI, U.A.E. & MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide, Egypt's largest hospitality provider, has signed an agreement with long-standing business partner, Egyptian Touristic Resorts LLC, to introduce two new premium Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties to Cairo and Alexandria.

The dual signing for the 390-room Hilton Giza Pyramids, located in an exclusive residential and commercial district South of Cairo, and the 195-room Hilton Alexandria King's Ranch Resort, situated 40 kilometres West of Alexandria, represent the 19th and 20th Hilton Worldwide properties to open in Egypt. 

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said: "Hilton Worldwide has proudly served Egypt for over 50 years and today's announcement is testament to our commitment and confidence in the country.  The two signings will add significant value to our current, extensive network of hotels and reaffirm our position as the country's foremost hospitality company."

Hilton Giza Pyramids, which is set to be Hilton Worldwide's sixth property in the capital, will command panoramic views of Egypt's greatest tourist attractions including the world famous heritage sites of the Pyramids and the Sphinx.  The hotel's 390 rooms include 18 suites and the property will feature a wealth of facilities and conveniences designed to appeal equally to both the business and leisure traveller.  Amenities include a large function room, two boardrooms, four meeting rooms, a business centre, a large health club plus spa and an outdoor swimming pool.  The property will also boast a wide variety of restaurants including all day dining and three speciality options as well as a lobby lounge and destination bar.  The hotel is expected to open in 2016.

As part of Alexandria's growing King's Ranch development, Hilton Alexandria King's Ranch Resort is set to become a stylish and conveniently located landmark hotel aimed at the business and leisure traveller to Egypt's second largest city. 

Located close to the recently expanded Borg Al Arab International Airport and set in lush picturesque landscaping, the hotel will feature a large function room, four large meeting rooms, a business centre and an outdoor and indoor pool.  On site dining facilities will include a speciality restaurant and an all-day dining option as well as an executive lounge, a destination bar and a lobby lounge.  Hilton Alexandria King's Ranch Resort is the brand's second hotel in Alexandria and is expected to open at the end of 2013.

Dave Horton, global head of Hilton Hotels & Resorts said: "We are very excited to add two world class properties to our expanding hotel portfolio. Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the hospitality standard in Egypt for more than five decades and we are delighted that our enviable reputation for delivering superior guest service in stylish surroundings is set to continue with our latest signings."

Mohamed Ragab, Owner, Egyptian Touristic Resorts LLC said: "Hilton Worldwide has proved to be an exceptionally good professional and productive business partner and we are delighted to continue our association by bringing two new quality hotels to the Egyptian market."

Hilton Worldwide's 20 hotels in Egypt will comprise 19 Hilton Hotels & Resorts branded properties in nine locations across the country including Cairo, Hurghada, Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh, Taba, Marsa Alam, Alexandria, Dahab and Nuweiba.  The company also operates Conrad Cairo in the capital.  View a list of upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings and an interactive development pipeline map at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/openings

Contact:
Elaine Reed
Corporate Communications
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
Tel: +971 (0)4 4345461
Elaine.reed@hilton.com

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Tel: +1 703 883 5212
Johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

About Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. About Hilton Hotels & Resorts Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers at more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials. View a list of official social channels at www.hilton.com/social. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market leading brands.